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144. Holy Spirit, Lord of Light

1 Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
From Thy clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give:
Come, Thou Father of the poor!
Come, with treasures which endure!
Come, Thou Light of all that live!

2 Thou, of all consolers best,
Visiting the troubled breast,
Dost refreshing peace bestow;
Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Solace in the midst of woe.

3 Light immortal! Light divine!
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,
And our inmost being fill;
Where Thou art not, man hath naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.

4 Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour Thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away;
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

5 Thou, on those who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
In Thy sevenfold gifts, descend:
Give them comfort when they die,
Give them life with Thee on high,
Give them joys that never end.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, Lord of Light
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Edward Caswall (1849)
Meter: 7 7, 7 7, 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Church Year: Whitsunday-The Holy Spirit
Source: Latin Sequence of XII Century
Tune Information
Name: VENI, SANCTE SPIRITUS
Composer: Samuel Webbe (1782)
Meter: 7 7, 7 7, 7 7
Key: F Major



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